Steve has 38 years of experience in industrial business development and research. He co-founded CPL in 1987 and now works mainly on consultancy. Around 300 projects for 120 clients in the past 25 years have addressed many commercial and technical challenges in ingredients for food, dietary supplements, feed, etc., as well as in management consulting and biopesticides for crop protection. He has >250 publications as author and editor including private client reports, multi-client studies, directories, books, journals, scientific papers, chapters, articles and reviews plus lectures, seminars, and interviews.
He was previously founder and Director of Microbial Resources, a biotechnology company in biopesticides and before that was with Tate & Lyle Research. He did his academic work at Brandeis (Biology) and Yale (Plant Physiology and Biochemistry). He has qualifications and considerable experience, some of it good, in finance and management.